I've for a while been thinking that I could really do with a Shing folder in my life, but have delayed doing anything about it due to indecision about what sort of Shing I want and what options to go for...
At this point I'm not even sure if I want just one blade or two (although I know I don't want more than two), also I'm not actually sure what all the options are and their pros/cons? i.e.
- Blade steel - what are the available options? Would prefer a stainless or near stainless (D2?) steel to a carbon steel
- Blade shape / grind - what are the available options?
- Scagel slot vs nail nick (BTW I'm right-handed)
- Scale material
- Bolsters (or not)
- Take-down construction screw/
I'm looking for something not too large or thick, as want something I can carry in my jeans pockets at work (no suit, thankfully) without it being too noticeable or uncomfortable, but also want it to be comfortable to hold
Where do I start?